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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Michigan Corporate Welfare

Nov 10, 2014

The State of Michigan ended public assistance for 810 recipients in 2013 due to their winning at least $1,000 in the Michigan Lottery. The state says it “saved” taxpayers two million dollars.

If they cared to, state officials could save taxpayers 261.5 million dollars by NOT funding a hockey arena for the billionaire Illitchs.

The state doesn’t call THAT welfare, but it is! Corporate welfare from a bankrupt city!